Kyle's Bikes Blog

  • Track Spikes

    by Robert Seaberg

    Track spikes can improve your performanceTrack season means it’s time for some new shoes. For most track participants, this means a pair of training shoes, and for many participants, it also means it is time for a new pair of track spikes.

    The prospect of purchasing two pairs of shoes for one season may appear excessive. Rest assured, however, there are significant differences between training shoes and racing spikes. Most importantly, having a pair of spikes to accompany your training shoes is essential to making the most out of your season. And don't forget, we are here to help you.

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  • Bike Shoes, Pedals, and Cleats Buying Guide

    Bike shoes, pedals, and cleats buying guideBike shoes, pedals, and cleats… Oh my!

    If you've decided you want to make the move to clipless pedals, but you're having a hard time figuring out which shoe is compatible with which pedal, we can help!

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  • Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon 2018: Larry's Report

    By Larry Enos

    Larry Enos started his triathlon year at the Life Time Fitness Indoor TriathlonLife Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon
    10 minute pool swim, 30 minute exercise bike, 20 minute treadmill run
    Urbandale, Iowa
    Sunday, January 21, 2018

    I became a triathlete again.

    Now, it could be said I never stopped being a triathlete since May 11, 2013 when I crossed the finish line at the Waukee Y Pieathlon Sprint. But the intervening five years were less than impressive.

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  • Why Are They Called Clipless Pedals?

    Let's get this question out of the way. So, if the cleat on the shoe clips into the pedal, why are they called clipless pedals? Simply put, the action of locking the shoe to the pedal is not where clipless pedals get their name.

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  • Spin Class Bike Shoes Buying Guide

    Spin Class Bike Shoe Buying GuideMaybe you are taking spin class and have been using your running shoes. However, maybe you want better foot position to avoid discomfort or want a stiffer sole so you can transfer more power to the pedals. There are many good reasons to upgrade to bike shoes for both outdoor and indoor cycling. If you are having trouble figuring out which ones to get, we can help you find the right spin class bike shoes.

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  • Employee Profile: Jesse

    Jesse Benshoof has worked at Kyle's Bikes since September 2017.Our mechanics got more room to work last year when they moved out of our retail space and into the building across the parking lot. (This was the same time when we moved our warehouse and on-line operations from that building to a larger location.) While they do enjoy the extra room, it may mean that you don't get a chance to meet them.

    To remedy that problem, these employee profiles on our blog are a chance for you to get to know them. First up is Jesse Benshoof!

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